FORMER Leeds United and England goalkeeper Nigel Martyn played a starring role with the gloves as Knaresborough toppled Hunters York & District Cricket League division one title rivals Goole Town.

Wicketkeeper Martyn had a good day behind the stumps with three catches, a stumping and also a hand in a run out as Goole were 169 all out in pursuit of Knaresborough's 174-9.

For the third time this season Goole's Kevin Murphy (4-23) and David England (4-37) each picked up four wickets but 81 from Greg Pickles and Callum Beasley’s 41 helped the visitors reach 174-9.

Guy Richardson (58) spearheaded the hosts' reply with a half-century before becoming one of four wickets for Ben Ward, whose 4-45 turned the game on its head as the hosts slumped from 149-4 to 169 all out.

Heworth came close to pulling off a huge upset before falling just short against promotion-chasing Carlton Towers, with Guy Wilkinson (77) leading the charge.

The hosts struggled with the bat. Tom Collins top-scored with 35 before becoming one of four wickets for Wilkinson (4-48) at the start of an excellent all-round performance.

There were also three wickets for Alfie Oliver (3-26) in a total of 170 all out.

The visitors fought back from 36-4 and at 154-6 with Wilkinson at the crease a memorable victory looked on the cards.

But Matthew Torn (5-32) took the key wicket as the innings subsided to 159 all out.

Driffield Town began the day in third place but finished it in seventh after they came off second best in a draw against Harrogate.

Welton completed the double over Bolton Percy with an 85-run victory at North Road.

Matthew Riley took 3-41 as the visitors were bowled out for 163.

The home side were dismissed inside 26 overs for only 78, Oliver Thane taking 3-29.

An unbeaten 87 from Ryan Partington helped set up Clifton Alliance’s victory over Woodhouse Grange.

Simon Williams (38) also contributed to the home side’s total of 228-9, made despite Matthew Shepherd's 4-40.

Robert Daniel gave the visitors a chance of chasing down the target when he made 75 but in the end they finished 30 runs short, Paul Walton taking 4-46.

Dringhouses have spent the entire season rooted to the foot of the table - until now.

A 54-run victory at home to Hornsea means they climb above Heworth.

Tom Storr (33) and Jacob Green (35) shared the batting honours in the hosts’ total of 185-7, then George Wilson (3-44) and Chris Evans (3-18) dismissed the visitors for 131, despite an unbeaten 62 from Richard Medforth.